APM Terminals Pipavav Implements E-SMTP for Paper Free Customs Clearance Procedure


Pipavav, India

In line with offering the best services to our customers, APM Terminals Pipavav has successfully implemented e-SMTP [electronic sub-manifest transshipment permit] at its port beginning 2017.

APM Terminals Pipavav implements e-SMTP for paper free customs clearance procedure

Containers at Pipavav Port are being released for train loading according to the e-SMTP messages received from ICEGATE [Indian Customs Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data interchange (EC/EDI) Gateway] through PCS [port community system]. By implementing  e-SMTP, containers can be planned for loading within couple of hours of vessel’s inward entry filed by customs in ICEGATE. Implementation of system will help in a quick turnaround of cargoes, thereby resulting into 12 to 48 hours of savings every week.

With the port having stopped the collection of hard copies of SMTP, the e-SMTP has made the whole custom process very simplified and has proved to be a valued proposition for the port users with minimal operational hurdles.

Commenting on the development Mr. Keld Pedersen Managing Director, APM Terminal Pipavav said “At APM Terminals Pipavav, we strive to improve the operational efficiency by quick turnaround of cargos at the berth, at the yard & at the gate. The implementation of e-STMP takes us one step closer to simplifying the entire customer process, thereby reducing the dwell time of cargoes.”

About APM Terminals Pipavav

APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is India’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) Port in India having excellent connectivity to the Gujarat Region and the Northern hinterlands of India. It serves as a gateway for movement of containers, bulk, liquid and RORO cargo.

APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is a part of the APM Terminals which is a leading global port and cargo inland services provider with a presence in 69 countries providing the world’s most geographically balanced global terminal network with 73 ports, nine new ports under construction and ten facilities in expansion mode – along with an inland services network spanning 140 locations.   Based in The Hague, Netherlands, the company works with shipping lines, importers/exporters, governments, business leaders and the entire global supply chain to provide solutions that help nations achieve their ambitions and businesses reach their performance goals.